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NTSB reports on partial sinking of towboat Savage Ingenuity SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 — The National Transportation Safety Board has released a Marine Accident Brief on the September 5, 2017 partial sinking of the Savage Inland Marine towing vessel Savage Ingenuity. The incident occurred when the crew of the Savage Ingenuity was maneuvering two empty tank barges in the Gulf…
SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 — The National Transportation Safety Board has released a Marine Accident Brief on the September 5, 2017 partial sinking of the Savage Inland Marine towing vessel Savage Ingenuity. The incident occurred when…
SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 —The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a 15 minute video that summarizes its investigation of the October 1, 2015, sinking of the U.S.-flag merchant ship El Faro during Hurricane Joaquin…
SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 – North P&I Club has recently been awarded the U.K. government-backed Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation. The Cyber Essentials scheme is designed to improve the resilience of U.K. businesses to the most common…
SEPTEMBER 5, 2018 — Esbjerg, Denmark, headquartered maritime safety equipment manufacturer and service provider Viking Life-Saving Equipment A/S has acquired Arendal, Norway, based lifeboat builder Norsafe AS. The parties have agreed not to disclose the…
AUGUST 31, 2018 — The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its report on the August 23, 2017, sinking of the 1977-built Triple S Marine LLC towing vessel Gracie Claire while moored in Tiger Pass…
AUGUST 22, 2018 — Maritime safety equipment manufacturer and global servicing provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment, Esbjerg, Denmark, has signed with Rosenby Engineering to exclusively distribute the award-winning Danish startup’s HydroPen fire extinguishing system for container…
AUGUST 17, 2018 – U.K. based Stena Drilling Limit has placed a significant part of its safety equipment and servicing management under a Viking Life Saving Equipment Offshore Safety Agreement (OSA). Stena Drilling Limited is…
AUGUST 16, 2018 — LED lighting may offer energy savings advantages, but a new U.S. Coast Guard Safety Alert (13-18) warns that it can potentially interfere with VHF-FM radio and AIS reception. The Safety Alert…
AUGUST 14, 2018 — INTERTANKO has released a Critical Review that shines a spotlight both on the extent of the problems being caused by contaminated marine fuels over the last five months and on the…
AUGUST 10, 2018 — According to Yonhap news agency, Arirang News and other reports, a state panel assigned to investigate Korea's 2014 Sewol ferry disaster has failed to pinpoint the exact cause of the ship's…
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